Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

Posted March 17, 2015 by Kara in Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday / 13 Comments

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s topic: Spring TBR

I am seriously the worst at having a TBR, except in the vague, one day kind of way. When it comes to scheduling what I’m going to read, even for something as simple as a read-a-thon, I cringe inwardly because I am probably not going to stick with it. As soon as something becomes “required” in my head, I start to lose interest. However, recently, I’ve been seeing the worth in these TBR piles. Not necessarily super-strict ones, but the seasonal TTT TBR is worthwhile to me. I may not stick to it 100%, but to have a clear outline of what I want to get done, especially with regards to ARCs and review schedules. So here, Lyn and I are going to share which books we plan to read this upcoming Spring.

Lyn’s Picks

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  1. Saving Francesca. Forgotten Friday pick by Bekka. After changing my impression of Marchetta after Jellicoe Road, I am very curious to see my own reaction to my third novel.
  2. Chime. Read along with Christina at Christina Reads YA. I love doing readalongs, and I have kept this one on the top of my pile for a while.
  3. Mortal Danger. The ARC for the sequel was passed along to me, and I’ve really been very curious of this read when it released.
  4. The Orphan Queen. One of my top 2015 releases is finally out, and it is going to the front of the line. That cover, oh yes please.
  5. End of Days. This highly anticipated sequel is more than likely going to be devoured in May, when the next installment hits. I just love this series.

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Bekka’s Picks

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  1. The Dream Thieves. Honestly, I will probably be working through this as well as BLLB. I’m in the middle of book one right now and I love it. It’s kind of slow, but I trust you guys to steer me in the right direction, so I’m going with it. And yeah, I’m only halfway through The Raven Boys but Adam and Ronan are K I L L I N G me.
  2. An Ember in the Ashes. My #OTSPSecretSister was so kind and sent me a signed, personalized ARC of this and I could not be more grateful! I definitely want to get to it right around the release date so I can buzz about it at the most advantageous time. I am so excited about this you have no idea and seeing picture of the hardcover? *heart eyes*
  3. All the Rage. So I just finished reading Black Iris by Leah Raeder, and I am in the MOOD for angry, messed up girls. This type of heroine speaks to me (hmm, wonder why.) Courtney Summers’ works come highly recommended by a lot of highly trusted sources (looking at you, Ashleigh and Dahlia) so I basically know I’m going to love. And I’m so excited to finally read a Courtney Summers book!
  4. A Darker Shade of Magic. I am woefully behind when it comes to Schwab’s novels, having only read The Archived so far. I truly want to get to all the rest of her books soon, but (Bookish Bingo spoiler alert) ADSOM fits perfectly into an upcoming Bingo square (to be revealed on April 1st!)
  5. Written in the Stars. I am definitely ready to start putting my money where why mouth is when it comes to diversity in YA. I feel like I expose myself to LGBT+ characters pretty often, but since I do fall under that demographic, it doesn’t feel like enough for me. I want to broaden my horizons more, curating books with characters who are from different countries, cultures, and races. Written in the Stars sounds absolutely brilliant and heartbreaking, so I went ahead and preordered it a few days ago. I can’t wait to have that beautiful cover in my hands!

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What about you – do you stick to planned TBR schedules? What books do you want to read this spring? Have you read any of the titles we mentioned here today?

13 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

  1. I never stick to the planned schedules, only loosely. But I am mostly a mood reader.

    I haven’t read any of the books from your list.
    An Ember in the Ashes is on my spring tbr too.
    Mortal Danger, The Orphan Queen, End of Days & A Darker Shade of Magic are not but I hope to read them this year (if not this spring).
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  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I am the same way. I just don’t do well with having people tell me what to read…even when that person is myself!

    Here’s my Top Ten. Hope you’ll stop by!

  3. I have ADSOM on my list this week too! I’m hoping it’ll be one of my very next reads 😀 I actually forgot to add Orphan Queen and An Ember in the Ashes to my list, which I can’t really believe since I’m dying to get my greedy little hands on both of those LOL I still need to read Angelfall *cringe* but I seriously need to get off my ass and do so…especially since I own a copy and everyone and their dog RAVES about it >.< Oh and I actually just finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue and have THE BIGGEST hangover of LIFE. I wish you ALL the luck with The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves ♥
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  4. YES VERY YES TO SAVING FRANCESCA AND CHIME, LYN. Chime is so very weird and I love it. Saving Francesca is Aussie YA and that’s basically all one needs to say. <3

    DID SOMEONE CALL MY NAAAAAAME, BEKKA? SPEAK AND THE DEVIL SHALL APPEAR (SOMETIMES). Also yes very yes to All the Rage. It really WILL make you feel all the rage and then all your money will go straight into her backlist because you'll want more of her messed up ladies.

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